Dear readers, ASPS has released on its homepage an update about the status of “Little Cart” project. I summarize the goal of the project for those who haven’t followed the whole story: on September 2017 the Association released its latest PNN thruster prototype named F432, which can produce a thrust of 250mg at an input […]Read more "ASPS “Little Cart” is taking shape"
After the visionary Elon Musk, the man who wants to build a colony on Mars, it is the turn of another billionaire to expand his business among the stars: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world, during a speech at the International Space Development Conference said he wants to […]Read more "Another billionaire, another outworld colony"
Dear readers, as you will certainly know, the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy ended yesterday with some success. The rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has transported its payload beyond Earth orbit and launched it toward Mars. The payload, not a symbol for mankind but rather a commercial for Musk’s companies, was […]Read more "Some thoughts about the Falcon Heavy maiden flight"
Dear readers, This new year starts with interesting news. The work on the PNN spaceship is proceeding at slow pace on request of Laureti himself because he has some personal commitments to attend to, however if everything goes well the construction has been postponed to next February so the waiting is not too long. Meanwhile […]Read more "To Mars and back- hypothesis for a PNN spacecraft"
Dear readers, I’d like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year, with the hope that 2018 will be a year full of good news for PNN. SergioRead more "Merry Christmas and happy new year"
Dear readers, Laureti recently shared on ASPS webpage some details about F432 experimental setup and the incredible physics behind electromagnetic propulsion. He is now quite confident, after numerous experiments, that Newtonian mechanics can’t be applied to PNN thrust. This could mean (while we keep our feet on the ground waiting for resolutive in-space tests) that […]Read more "More experimental evidences for PNN inertia"
Since the beginning of the space age the rocket has entered the collective imagination as the space transport vehicle par excellence and countless are the examples in science fiction between 1940s and 1970s. If one had asked people from that period how they imagined the year 2017 they would have probably depicted a world where […]Read more "The future is now, straight from 1950s"
Dear readers, as promised here’s the second part of ASPS activity update. The great news is that after F449 the Association has created what seems to be the lucky thruster who’ll make it into space! The prototype name is F432 and it has the following specs: Input power: 250W Thrust: 250 mg ( measured at less […]Read more "F432: the space is getting closer – an update about ASPS prototypes part II"
Dear readers, today I’ve got interesting news about ASPS work. First of all, the Association has found external collaborators with whom it has worked on its latest official prototype, F242, to make it more suitable for testing in vacuum chambers and, of course, for space flight. Substantially, modifications have been made to make the thruster […]Read more "An update about ASPS prototypes part I – F449"
When I was a young boy, in the nineties, I used to read a scientific divulgation magazine which over the years reported various NASA announcements about a manned mission to the red planet. In that period it was scheduled, if I remember correctly, for 2005 and I was really looking toward such historical event. Then, […]Read more "Why Mars? Choose the Moon instead, it’s cheaper!"